Vision & Aims - The de Ferrers Trust
The de Ferrers Trust is a Multi Academy Trust comprising three Secondary Academies and four Primary Academies, currently based in Staffordshire and Derbyshire.
Our vision is to ensure the children and young people in our care have the opportunity to fulfil their potential through achieving highly, regardless of their ability or background. We aim to achieve this vision through:
- Delivering a high-quality education
- Recruiting, developing and retaining high-calibre members of staff
- Establishing and developing robust governance
- Ensuring financial probity and viability
- Developing a highly efficient trust infrastructure and central services
- Establishing effective systems to support the sustainable growth of the Trust
About Our School
We benefit from a strong local reputation which is the reason we have increased our admission number to 410. Our expansion has been facilitated by the acquisition of a third site for our popular Sixth Form in the town centre. This has led to a re-organisation of our students, with Year 7 and Year 8 educated at the Dove Campus and Years 9-11 at the Trent Campus, which are half a mile apart.
We were delighted by our January 2017 Ofsted inspection which emphasised the outstanding aspects of our work, including high levels of progress and attainment. We value our staff team, and this is reflected in the wide range of professional development opportunities which are offered both internally and externally. In recent years, we have developed an international reputation for learning technologies, becoming both an Apple Distinguished School and Regional Training Centre; we provide a 1-to-1 iPad programme for all students in Year 9-Year 13.
The Mathematics Faculty is a high-performing team who have high expectations of what all students can achieve. It has been a very stable faculty over the last few years with the new vacancy arising as a result of a promotion. The excellent camaraderie amongst staff, as well as the hard work of the students, has helped our students achieve considerable success. GCSE Exam results have been consistently strong in recent years, with a Progress 8 score regularly above 0.4 and results often exceeding 80% 9 – 4, whilst KS5 results continue to improve.
The Faculty, with 16 qualified Mathematics teachers, is at the centre of innovative practices at the Academy. The curriculum is designed using many principles gleaned from Cognitive Science; whilst an evidence-based approach is used to determine teaching methods where possible.
Every classroom is equipped with a Promethean interactive whiteboard and all staff, as well as students in Years 10 to 13, have their own iPad. In April 2016, for KS4 and 5, the Mathematics Faculty moved into a new, purpose-built block in readiness for the new Mathematics curricula. This is a fantastic facility for teaching and learning and the home to many great discussions about how best to teach Mathematics.
We strive to be an Employer of Choice and are committed to the wellbeing and development of our colleagues. You will join a supportive, warm and friendly community and enjoy an excellent benefits package, which includes:
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Taste Card
- Discounts for days out, shopping, holidays and more, with different offers each month
- Access to a fitness suite, located on-site
We are situated on the rural outskirts of Burton upon Trent, within easy access of Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby. Prospective candidates are very welcome to tour our Academy and meet with members of the faculty as well as with our students. Please call us on 01283 247700 to arrange a convenient time.
This role offers an exceptional opportunity to the successful candidate. If you wish to join this dynamic Academy, we look forward to hearing from you.
Click the ‘Quick Apply’ button to complete your application.
Closing date: 9am on 24th February 2020
Interview date: 2nd March 2020
If you do not hear back after 5 working days from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, it is not policy to give individual feedback at this stage.
This Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.